A bruised princess teeters through a commuter town carpark on broken stilettoes, the juice of a poisoned apple dripping through her fingers.

High up in a tower, golden curls tumble to the floor and a girl clambers out into the night on sweat knotted sheets.

This is a show about the stories which make us. A punk feminist quest to explode the tales which trap us. It’s about sex and love and power and choosing. About knowing where and when you begin because you choose to begin there. It’s about the girls we were and the women we will become.

Join BAIT on a glitter bomb rave through tall tales and urban myths old and new, battling into the bright lights of the long, dark ever after.

Bait Theatre are two East Anglian women; Lizzy Margereson was born in Watford, raised in Harpenden. You might recognise her as the voice of traffic and travel on Danny Smith’s drivetime show at Verulum radio circa 2014, or maybe she pulled you a pint in The George Harpenden one Friday night?

Lizzy has a background in physical theatre having studied at Ecole International Jacques Lecoq in Paris. She is a member of French clowning ensemble Collectif 2222 and tells stories with The Embers collective and at the Docklands Museum in London.

Michelle Madsen grew up just a stone’s throw away in Bishop Stortford and went to Herts and Essex 6th Form. She has been performing poetry and spoken word since 2007 performing at festivals from Glastonbury to Edinburgh.

She founded the London branch of the UK’s largest slam poetry network Hammer and Tongue and has appeared on the BBC’s Why Poetry Matters and various other TV and Radio Programmes. She trained in devised theatre and movement at LISPA in Berlin and runs quarterly scratch night The 7-Minute Itch and Bargerella, a floating all female vaudeville show.

Trestle Theatre Company, Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans, AL4 0JQ, Saturday, May 12, 7pm. Details: 01727 850950